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Mother's Day
Mother's Day

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Mother's Prayer


Activities/Gift Ideas


Discussion Questions

What A Parent
Cannot Do

Internet E-Cards
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Mother's Prayer
Author Unknown

Oh give me patience when wee hands
Tug at me with their small demands.
And give me gentle and smiling eyes.
Keep my lips from hasty replies.

And let not weariness, confusion or noise
Obscure my vision of life's fleeting joys.
So when, in years to come my house is still
No bitter memories its rooms may fill.


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Mothers Day Music

Let Children Hear the Mighty Deeds
Listen & Lyrics
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Blessed is He Who Loves God Precepts
Listen & Lyrics
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Unless the Lord Shall Build
Listen & Lyrics
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Sweet is the Work
Listen & Lyrics
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O Father, All Creating
Listen & Lyrics
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Join All the Glorious Names
Listen & Lyrics
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How Shall the Young Secure Their Hearts
Listen & Lyrics
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Happy the Home When God is There
Listen & Lyrics
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Our Best 
Listen & Lyrics
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Activities & Gift Ideas

1.  Mom/Grandma Photo Collage:  Use either a poster board or a special scrapbook.  If you have time, date and label the pictures along with writing something about the snapshot.

2.  Soap Beautification:  Use sewing pins, sequins, "pearls," beads, ribbon, lace, bows, small satin fabric flowers, etc. and artistically place in a bar of soap.  Periodically, when we were little we would carve the soap into a fish and decorate appropriately.

3.  Family T-Shirts/Sweat Shirts:  Make a color copy of a favorite family snapshot and have it made into either a T-Shirt or sweatshirt to commemorate the day.  Be sure to add sayings on the T-Shirt/sweatshirt that has special meaning for mom/ grandma !  You may want to consider baby hand/foot prints, family reunion pictures, etc.

4.  Plaster of Paris of Faster Plaster Hand/foot prints.  Be sure to have a copper/brass plate identifying the child and year this was done !

5. Clever Hands Scrap Quilt:  From Monica -- OK, so this one is a little more difficult than stick figures (Beverly), but I assure you, if you can sew a straight seam, you CAN quilt. Every time my mother made me an outfit, she saved the scraps. Now I do the same for my girls. For her anniversary this year we're making a postage stamp quilt out of all the scraps she and I have saved and right in the middle will be a cross stitched piece that says, "A Mother's Love Means Sew Much" It might turn out to be a wall hanging rather than a full sized quilt, but it should be cute. Just an idea.

6.  Audio/video recording of a child performing a favorite poem or song for ma or grandma.  

7.  Handcrafted Cards:  Small hands making cards for ma or grandma are highly cherished!  You may even want to consider placing a favorite scripture verse or one that relates to motherhood (see Scripture).  


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M - O - T - H - E - R
Howard Johnson (1915)
Sing along


"M" is for the million things she gave me,
"O" means only that she's growing old,
"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,
"H" is for her heart of purest gold;
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
"R" means right, and right she'll always be,

Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER,"
A word that means the world to me.



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Mother's Day Discussion Questions

1)  What do mothers do?  Why do you think mothers do those things?
2)  What does the Bible say mothers should do?
3)  Can you think of any famous mothers?
4)  Girls:  What type of mother would you like to be?
5)  Boys:  How will you help your wife be a good mother?  How will you encourage your wife?
6)  Why do you think the saying The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother is true?
7)  What can you do to let your mother know you love and appreciate her?
8)  What can you do to let your grandmother know you love and appreciate her?
9)  What will you do special for your mother?
10)  Resolve to thank your mother for something she does everyday.
11)  How can you surprise your mother nicely?
12)  Most important:  Pray daily for your mother for wisdom, knowledge, guidance, direction, protection, and increased sense of humor.


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What A Parent Cannot Do
author unknown

I can share your life ... but cannot live it for you.
I can teach you things ... but I cannot make you learn.
I can give you directions ... but I cannot always be there to lead you.
I can allow you freedom ... but I cannot account for it.
I can take you to church ... but I cannot make you believe.
I can teach you right from wrong ... but I cannot always decide for you.
I can make you beautiful clothes ... but I cannot make you lovely inside.
I can offer you advice ... but I cannot accept it for you.
I can give you love ... but I cannot force it upon you.
I can teach you to be a friend ... but I cannot make you one.
I can teach you to share ... but I cannot make you unselfish.
I can teach you respect ... but I cannot force you to show honor.
I can advise you about friends ... but I cannot choose them for you.
I can teach you about sex ... but I cannot keep you pure.
I can tell you about drinking and drugs ... but I cannot say NO for you.
I can tell you about lofty goals ... but I cannot achieve them for you.
I can let you work ... but I cannot make you responsible.
I can teach you to obey ... but I cannot answer for your actions.
I can teach you kindness ... but I cannot force you to be gracious.
I can warn you about sin ... but I cannot make your morals.
I can love you as a child ... but I cannot place you into God's family.
I can pray for you ... but I cannot make you walk with God.
I can teach you about Jesus ... but I cannot make Him your Saviour.
I can show you faith ... but I cannot make you trust in Christ.
I can teach you about prayer ... but I cannot make you pray.
I can tell you how to live ... but I cannot give you eternal life.


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Virtual Greeting Cards: for those cyber moms who are tuned in to the Internet! Ranging from virtual floral arrangements to animated greeting cards, there is a myriad of Web sites for this!

Virtual Florist

123 Greetings
Tons of electronic greeting cards to chose from !

American Greetings offers many free electronic greeting cards

Compassion cards offers a love assortment of electronic cards to chose from


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